Hygienist

Compensation

: $82,290.00 - $101,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Dental Care



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Our Mission:

We realize that our patients make us the quality dental office that we are today. As a valued patient, you expect a higher standard of professional service and we take pride in providing just that. We want to satisfy each and every one of our patients that puts their trust in us.

Overview:

We are growing quickly and we are seeking a Dental Hygienist to assist in the smooth operation of our Pediatric Office. This can be an exciting opportunity for a strong office professional to join a great team of like minded professionals that share a common goal of providing excellent patient care.

Job Duties:

  • Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.
  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth
  • Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.
  • Show the patient the importance of re-care and book their re-care appointment
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

Required:

  • MA State Licensed RDH
  • Current CPR

Dental Hygienist Skills and Qualifications:

Use of Dental Technology, Dental Health Maintenance, Infection Control, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Bedside Manner, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Administering Medication, Thoroughness, Self-Development


Associated topics: chart, dental hygienist, diagnosis, evaluations, hygienst, on call, prn, rdh, resolution, scaling * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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